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and no fly zone. >> the japanese government has frozen assets held in japan by assad. it took the action last year. >>> a court in south korea is dealing with a legal matter. it's will decide whether to extradite a chinese national to japan for starting a fire. the site honors japan's war dead including war criminals. tokyo police suspect a fire was set to the gate last december. he already served a ten month pri prison term for throwing four fire bombs at the embassy. officials in china want him sent home for humanitarian reasons. they say he suffers from mental illness. he said he started shrine fire because he was trying to correct their views. he wants to be sent back to china because he says he will not get a fair trial. prosecutors says he does not meet the definition of a political offender. the court has put off its decision until defense witnesses testify in two more rounds of hearings. >>> americans are trying to avoid a winter of discontent by steering clear of the fiscal cliff. they are getting a boost from numbers that show they had a busy number. >> lots of numbers for you this
for a peaceful resolution in line with international law. >>> japan's prime minister has praised myanmar's rapid reforms. he's offered a development loan worth $600 million. noda met the president on the sidelines. he said myanmar has made steady progress in political reform. he promises to support the country's economic development. >> translator: japan's public and private sectors will both back myanmar's reform effort. >> it will be the first loan in almost 26 years. they will use it to refurbish a power plant. they plan to invest in the commercial economic zone. japan's government will extend the loans in february of next year. they promise to make the country more attractive to foreign investors. >>> expecters in japan are hoping they will be able to shift more of their products to neighboring countries. exporters need any help they can get. >> not only that they are struggling against trade barriers and they are hoping one may be on the way because japan and south china will start trade talks. trade officials from the nations will meet on the sidelines. the delegates are japan strait minis
." welcome to nhk newsline. voters in japan have a date to mark on the calendar. prime minister yoshihiko noda dissolved the lower house of the diet and set a general election for sunday, december 16th. his democratic party has been in power since 2009. he's framing the vote as a choice between the politics of the past and the future. >> the speaker of the lower house formally announced the dissolution of the chamber. the campaign officially starts december 4th. voters go to the polls 12 days later. prime minister noda says he wants to restore public trust in politics. >> translator: i dissolved the lower house of the diet because i wanted to keep my promise. i'm seeking a new mandate following the passage of the bills on social security and tax system reforms upon which i staked my political life. the major issue in the upcoming general election is how to steer this country in 2013 and beyond. can we move forward or do we turn back the clock and return to the old politics before the change of government? do we go forward or do we step back? that's the issue the public will vote on. >> th
in japan have a date to mark on the calendar. prime minister yoshihiko noda dissolved the lower house of the diet and set a general election for sunday, december 16th. his democratic party has been in power since 2009. he's framing the vote as a choice between the politics of the past and the future. >> the speaker of the lower house formally announced the dissolution of the chamber. the campaign officially starts december 4th. voters go to the polls 12 days later. prime minister noda says he wants to restore public trust in politics. >> translator: i dissolved the lower house of the diet because i wanted to keep my promise. i'm seeking a new mandate following the passage of the bills on social security and tax system reforms upon which i staked my political life. the major issue in the upcoming general election is how to steer this country in 2013 and beyond. can we move forward, or do we turn back the clock and return to the old politics before the change of government? do we go forward, or do we step back? that's the issue the public will vote on. >> the democratic party carved out
strengthen relations with u.s. allies such as japan to keep -- to help keep china in check. so whether japan soon has transfer of power and new demonstration or continues with the current administration under prime minister yoshihiko noda, the country will have to prepare for obama's second term. >> all right, thanks for that ma say i don't. >>> obama will likely need every day of his second term to get through the agenda he faces. we spoke more about the president's to-do list with professor mike mute soouk i can of george washington university. >> i think the number one priority will be on the domestic side dealing with the deficit issue, the entitlement programs and reaching out to the republican party to see if he can break the deadlock. in terms of foreign policy, it comes down to this, that the united states needs to be able to do more with less resources. there have been many president that is have come into office that wanted to focus on asia. it's a no-brainer that the asia pacific region is perhaps the most dynamic and important region for the united states. but you have to remembe
including japan, china, and india joined them at the summit. they issued a joint kmun ka that said they hope to reach agreement by the end of 2015. leader from japan, china, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree on how to elimite taffs and they're still divided on other issues such as whether they will allow exemptions
with an important neighbor, japan. things have been a little rocky because of a territorial dispute. japan claims islands in the waters separating the nations, but south korea controls the territory. and both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still, park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both countries should make efforts to prevent the past from hindering ties. but he's firmer on certain cases. he says japanese government officials are distorting historical facts on longstanding issues. the debates over territory and history will continue after south koreans elect a new president. but some business people there say the coverage of these differences misrepresents what's really going on. they say people from both countries are finding new ways to work together all the time. nhk world's kahu izumitani has shows us. >> reporter: this restaurant serves japanese noodle ramen. the staff here speak japanese. the menu is written in japanese. but this restaurant is in seoul. >> translator: political issues will not affect the po
relations. we'll make relations with the united states more reliable. the japan/u.s. alliance has been weakened under the democratic party government. >> abe says the liberal democratic party is well prepared for the election. he says it has reviewed its principles and streamlined its policies. >>> yoshihiko noda is the third prime minister to lead japan since the democratic party took power. he's been in the job for a little more than a year. here's a look at some of the challenges he faced. >> reporter: yoshihiko noda replaced the prime minister who lost support over his handling of the fukushima power plant accident. overseas media focused on the fact that noda was japan's sixth prime minister in five years and questioned whether he could form a stable government. >> translator: i'm determined to do everything possible to move politics forward using a down-to-earth approach. >> reporter: noda identified three top priorities for his administration -- reconstruction from the march, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, containment of the fukushima nuclear accident, and fiscal restructuring and
, south korea, and japan aiming to lower barriers to trade and services by the end of 2015. the economic bloc compromiises f the world's population and generates one-third of gdp. the same day of meetings had another major deal. trade ministers of japan, china, and south korea agreed to start negotiations for a trilateral free-trade agreement. ties between the neighbors have soured over various territorial disputes. but ministers of the nations managed to put their economies ahead of politics. one reason why china may be more open to partnerships in asia could be a certain level of anxiety over the increasing u.s. presence in the region. u.s. president obama had just met with the leaders of six countries include mag lay sha and singapore. they' peer to have agreed to speed up negotiations for the trans-pacific partnership. amid growing global uncertainties, asian markets are being looked on as economic advantages with great potential. they are striving for regional influence. hiroki yajima, nhk world, phnom penh. >> competition between the united states and china for influence in southea
france and italy fear their car-making businesses could be hurt if imports from japan increase. many member nations doubt japan's willingness to lower in public works and rail. the commission proposed the talks only on condition that the e.u. can pull out if there is no movement from a ja pan on these issues within a year. p >>> japanese auto makers have been noticing a trend and hope to reverse their production levels in the country and keep falling. they were down again in october by nearly a half from nearly a year ago. tension between an ongoing territorial dispute between japan and china is the driver. toyota motors production in china was down more than 60% compared to the same month last year. nissan motors saw a 44% plunge. honda's output was down 54%, suzuki's 32%, and mazda's 27%. mitsubishi motors recorded the biggest fall among the six makers at nearly 85%. their total output in china plunged nearly 50% to about 150,000 units. japanese auto exports to china also suffered. mazda shipped none last month. toyota's exports to china plunged by 91%, while nissan's fell by
to win a majority. >>> whoever forms japan's next government will inherit an economy in need of a serious reboost. ramin joins us now. where is this report coming from? >> this is the government's own monthly report. it really highlights the impact of falling exports in japan which japan relies so heavily on. government analysts downgrade eir assessment of the japanese economy for the fourth straight month. japan's exports were sluggish as shipments remain stagnant. this is due to a global economic slowdown. this is due to falling sales after government subsidy for car buyers came to an end. turning to the economic outlook support says movements are expected to continue for the time being. let's check on the markets. the dollar is keeping a firm tone against the yen. it almost hit a seven-month high of 81.46 in the overseas market. euro general 1037.67 to 272. let's turn to stocks. the weaker yen is definitely spurring orders on export related issues. tokyo share prices have been trading higher extending gains. 8,957 up 127 points. almost one and a half percent from thursday's close. let'
'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. japan's prime minister is getting caught up in his own words. yoshihiko noda suggested a few months ago he would call an election. members of the opposition are putting more and more pressure on him to follow through. but he faces divisions within his democratic party. noda said during the summer that he would call an election in his words some time soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i am responsible for my own words, and i take their weight very seriously. >> noda told his party's secretary general on sunday that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. noda set three conditions for calling the elections including passing a debt financing bill. lawmakers expect to enact the legislation soon. kosishi says dissolving the diet would create a political vacuum. >>> we may soon see more american oil tycoons. yu yu yu yu yuko fukushima joins us now. >> we're hearing that the united states will become the world's largest oil producer within five years. the dramatic prediction by the international energy agency comes as n
rompuy and european commission president jose manuel barroso. he told them japan will promote measures to eliminate nontariff trade barriers. he also asked them to win the support of eu members in getting economic partnership talks started as soon as possible. the european leaders noted some member countries haven't announced their support. but they said free trade with japan is important for the region's economic growth. noda, van rompuy, and barroso decided to hold a summit early next year during which time they would agree to an official start of the epa talks. >>> toyota motor is predicting that its operating profit for this fiscal year will be bigger than it has expected. that's because of strong sales in north america and southeast asian countries as well as cost-cutting efforts. the automaker estimates that profit for the business year ending next march will total $13 billion. that's up 5% in yen terms from its previous projection. but sales are seen falling 3% from an initial prediction of $265 billion. toyota says sales in china will remain weak due to tensions over bilateral
on japan. mr. katz, thank you very much for joining us today. >> sure. >> among the many challenges president obama will first face the so-called fiscal cliff. how do you think he'll deal with it, and how will that affect asia? >> i think it will be very difficult to deal with it. the republicans have made it clear they continue to want to be the party of no. they're not willing to compromise on a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. i say there's about a 50/50 chance the fiscal cliff could be avoided. at best it may be extended by a few months. if the fiscal cliff is short and then people come to their senses and compromise, the impact on asia will be small. but if the fiscal cliff goes on for several months, there's a very good chance the u.s. will back into recession, say drop a 3% annual rate. that will have a disastrous effect on asia. it will cut u.s. imports from asia. it will hurt japan. it will hurt the european recovery. it would be a disaster. >> with president obama staying in the white house, what policy do you expect from the fed going forward? >> well, ben bern
, "china: the next generation" starting thursday, november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time, here on "newsline." >>> china is the world's second biggest economy and party members were watching what happened in the first. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we saw many americans celebrating the re-election of president obama but it seems the mood was different on wall street. >> it really was. we're seeing the reactions following the elections. investors really concerned about tax and spending issues and that's going to be a major focus going forwd. government spending cults and tax hikes are set to go into effect at the end of the year. the so-called fiscal cliff. investors worry obama will be unable to resolve the crisis with the house of representatives still controlled by the republicans. the key index on the new york stock exchange fell sharply when markets reopened after the election. the dow jones industrial average at one point lost over 360 points. the index finished the day at 12,932, down 2.3% from the previous day's close. new york stocks dliped from the start as invest
? >> a major figure just came out, and it doesn't look too good. we learn that japan's market analysts have had their fears confirmed with the release of new figures the japanese people have experienced negative growth over july to september. that's the first time in three quarters the economy had contracted. cabinet office officials said monday the couldnntry's real gd fell .9% from the previous three months. that's an annual decline of 3.5%. business owners found their exports shrank 5% due to the economic slowdown. consumers spent less by .a5% as auto sales declined. corporate leaders found capital expenditures down 3.2%. analysts expect continued negative growth in the october-to-december quarter as worsening relations with china dampen exports. >>> as we just saw, the latest figures from japan suggest its economy is facing a setback. let's take a look now to see how markets are reacting to this and other news. for that we cross over to ramin standing by for us at the tokyo stock exchange. we saw big losses across the board for stocks globally last week. what's expected this week. >> good m
>>> looming deadline. japan's prime minister appears ready to make good on his proposition to call an early election, but he still faces many hurdles. welcome to nhk "newsline." prime minister yoshihiko noda could be closer to dissolving the lower house and calling a general election. his democratic party reached a preliminary deal with the major opposition parties to pass a bill to fund the budget. the enactment of the bill is one of the conditions that noda says must be fulfilled. noda said during the summer that he would call an election sometime soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i feel very responsible for my own words. that means i will dissolve the lower house soon. >> noda told secretary-general shintaro ishihara that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. the dpj's policy chief met his counterparts from the opposition liberal democratic party and new komeito on tuesday. they agreed on a revision to the deficit bond bill. it's now expected to be enacted soon, allowing the government to fund this year's budget. but some democr
, and this is the most dynamic region in the world. think about -- i mean, u.s., china, japan. number one, number two, number three economies, all in asia pacific. >> reporter: zhao says the potential for conflict in the region remains but that the flash points have shifted. >> before there were two historically so-called hot spots may bring the two powers to war, one, korea peninsula, and the other, taiwan strait. but there are two new flashing points now. one is china sea, east sea, and, two, south china sea. >> reporter: the professor says chinese leaders will act more aggressively as their confidence grows. chinese officials will select a new leadership after the u.s. presidential vote. zhao says it will be important for the new leaders of both countries to work on creating mechanisms to avoid military confrontation. >> korea peninsula, taiwan strait, i always they that the current, relatively stable circumstances is a result of co-management of beijing and washington. the dispute in east sea or in south china sea may still need the -- some kind of cooperation or even co-management between washin
are scheduled to complete the project in 2015. they have to minimize their exposure to radiation. japan, the united states, and europe are providing financial support. project managers estimate costs will exceed $1.2 billion. >>> analysts are running the numbers fine-tuning their projections for what we can expect in the new year. what do analysts say ahead? >> katherine, they're certainly not seeing any of the problems we had this year going away next year. the organization for economic cooperation and development downgraded growth forecasts of major economies and analysts cited european debt and also cited the prospects for simultaneous tax hikes and spending cuts in the united states known as the fiscal cliff. the analysts expect the eurozone will contract again in 2013 and they say the region's gross domestic product will shrink by 1/10th of a percent and predicted positive growth of 0.9% in the previous report six months ago. they lowered the growth expectation for the united states economy from 2.6% to 2%. they pointed to a sluggish recovery. the document warns the fiscal cliff wo
at nec in japan understand that this is a growing and important market. the japanese electronics firm will join the bidding for a bankrupt u.s. company making storage batteries. nec officials say they want to buy the failed batterymaker a 1, 2, 3 systems. the u.s. firm filed for bankruptcy protection last month. it will be up for auction in early december. sources say nec could end up paying more than $120 million to buy the company. storage batteries are a key headlight in building smart grids, the next generation in network power. smart grids are considered essential to promoting renewable energy such as polar power. demand for these batteries is expected to right globally. they provide backup in the event of power out ans due to weathe and other factors. >>> the u.s. central bank says the country's economic activity is expanding at a measured pace, but worries are rising about the so-called fiscal cliff. the federal reserve released its latest beige book economic report on wednesday. the document is based on surveys of businesses. it's compiled by 12 federal bank districts. it ment
>>> out on a limb with falling support. japan's leader is fighting an uphill battle for political survival. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japan's prime minister is fighting headwinds. an nhk survey shows public support for the governing democratic party is at its lowest point since the party took power in 2009. nhk conducted a phone survey between friday and sunday. 1,039 people aged 20 or over responded. people are losing faith in the prime minister's democratic party. support for the dpj was down 1.1 percentage point to 12.7%. that's the lowest since the party gained a majority in the lower house. the opposition liberal democratic party, or ldp, fared better. 25% of people supported the party, almost double the figure for the dpj. 45.8% of people say they don't support any party at all. respondents also gave noda's cabinet a support rate of 23%, the lowest since he formed his cabinet in september last year. that's down three percentage points from last month's survey. the cabinet's disapproval rate is also at its highest ever at 59%. nhk also asked respondents if they want ja
at the united states and japan. both countries are calling for a swift formulation of maritime rules. observers say china's reluctant to enter formal discussions as it believes rules would be detrimental for maritime interests. u.s. president barack obama will hold talks with japan's prime minister yoshihiko noda and chinese premier wen. aimed at addressing strained relations over claims to the senekaku islands. the president is expected to stress any differences should be peacefully resolved according to international law. >>> now, japan's prime minister has praised myanmar's rapid reforms. and he's offered the country a development loan worth $600 million. yoshihiko noda met thein sein on the sidelines of the summit. myanmar has made steady progress on political reform. he promises to support the economic development. japan's public and private sectors will back reform efforts. it will be the first yen loan in almost 26 years. myanmar's leaders will use it to refurbish a thermal power plant in yangon. japan's government will extend the loans in february next year at the earliest. myanmar's to
that japan's central bank may take additional monetary easing measures. the dollar/yen is currently 82.51-54. the euro/yen is 106.07-12. analysts say that the yen's fall is also driven by concerns over japan's reduced exports. trade balance in october marked the largest deficit on record for that month. >>> now let's take a look at how stocks are performing. tokyo share prices are recovering this thursday morning to the 9,300 level for the first time since early may. the key nikkei index at 9318. that's a gain of over 1% so far in the day. analysts say that market players are buying export-related shares as the yen weakens. investors have high hopes for an earnings recovery of exporters. an overnight rise on wall street, that also is helping push shares up here in tokyo. let's take a look at other markets that are open this hour. in south korea, the kospi is trading higher by almost .8%, currently 1898. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index there is trading well over 1%. 1.3% at 4426. >>> ministers from japan and south korea are discussing a broad range of economic issues
, a series of islands is now the center of a dangerous feud between china and japan. we travel to investigate the stand-off. >> at least three people have died in central italy during heavy rainfall and widespread flooding. two men and one woman died when their car fell off a collapsed bridge in tuscany. the region has been hard hit with 800 people evacuated. thousands have been left without electricity and several towns are isolated because the roads are swamped. the city of venice is slowly returning to normal after a weekend deluge. here is the report on the flooding throughout italy. >> it seems there is no end in sight to the gushing water. in this part of italy, towns have become inundated, bringing life to a standstill. this is the seaside town. in summer tourists normally flock here in the thousands. now, people are doing everything they can to get out. roads and recreation grounds are submerged in brown, soupy water. and in some warts of this region the only way to get around is by boat. elsewhere, it is just not safe at all. the area affected is just north of rome. here it has been
of the japan institute of international affairs gave us some insight on the party's transition of power. >> he explains his role as coordinator rather than the leader, and he was emphasizing how he carried on on the tasks established by his predecessor and how he sensed a need of the people in the locality, and he formed consensus. so, i don't think he's been taking a very strong leadership, so i think he will try very hard to forge skoensconsensus, rathe leading. five new members are all over 64. and if the current rule that anybody under -- over 68 would not qualify to be on the committee is going to be applied next time, they will all have to go. so, this is not the kind of makeup of a top echelon which is going to last for ten years. there will be another tug-of-war for top positions within a few years. the newly appointed vice chairman of this commission are both prodigy of hu jintao, so i think he felt very safe to step down. secondly, i think he wanted to strengthen institutional development of chinese political system, and he wanted to stop the practice of outgoing dealership continuin
"newsline." inspectors with japan's nuclear regulation authority are preparing to check if another power plant in this earthquake-prone country is sitting on unstable ground. they'll be examining the shug rah facility in fukui prefecture to determine if active faults run underneath it. this is the second plant of six undergoing inspections. he'll visit with four other experts. inspectors carried out a separate survey in april. they found an extra fish sure underneath the compound. they believe another one below reactor two could be an active fault. following that, japan atomic power company started investigating six fish sures. it was supposed to finalize the results of the survey this month. spokespersons say the process will be delayed. government regulations state if inspectors determine a fissure beneath a key nuclear facility is an active fault, the plant could be shut down for good. >>> international energy agency leaders have lowered their growth forecast for nuclear power generation. some governments are starting to reduce their reliance on the energy source. last year's ie
>>> japan's prime minister is getting caught up in his own words. he suggested a few months ago he would call an election. members of the opposition are putting more and more pressure on him to follow through. he faces division within his party. noda said during the summer he would call an election and sometime soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i'm responsible for my own words and i take their weight very seriously. >> he told his secretary party that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. he said three conditions for calling the election including passing a debt financing bill. lawmakers said they expect it soon high pressure he said he's concerned about the prospect of early elections. one of the world's biggest consumers of fuel may be self-relia self-reliant. u.s. us a makers churn out car after car but it seems americans will making more fuel to power them. >> that's light. industry analysts expect a major shift will take place in the near future. we're hearing the united states will become the world's largest oil producer in t
was visiting japan as a member of a joint association of youth organizations. he was vice president of the 100-member delegation. china's outgoing leader hu jintao was president. go welcomed them all to his chinese restaurant in toekey. >> reporter: li keqiang looked a little rough compared to hu jintao. hu was good looking. but i spoke with li and felt that he was as compassionate as hu. >> reporter: hu's support is said to have helped li rise through the ranks of the communist youth league and the party. >> translator: li always seemed to take a back seat to president hu jintao. it might seem inappropriate to say, but li looked as if he obeyed hu unconditionally. >> reporter: li became the party chief of hunan province in 2002. two years later, he won the same position in yao ming province. at the time, he said he was doing everything he could to help people become better off. >> reporter: so there's a look at the careers of xi jinping and li keqiang. now let's find out how they made it to the top of china's power structure. here's part of my conversation with tack ha ra of the university of
't miss our special coverage, "china: the next generation" 8:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> members of the palestinian islamist group hamas are vowing revenge for an attack that left their military chief dead. israeli pilots killed ahmed jabahri in a series of strikes on targets in gaza. israeli military official blame jabbarri for leading attacks against their country for years. officials say they have launched a major operation against terrorist strongholds. air bombardments continue in gaza. a military spokesperson says ground troops are prepared to enter the district if needed. israeli forces carried out three weeks of air and ground assaults on gaza in 2008. about 1,300 people died. hamas has released a statement saying the latest attack has opened the gates of hell. many fear the group will now launch lar-sca retaliation, further fueling the conflict. >>> egypt has recalled its ambassador to israel to protest the killing of the hamas military leader. egypt is one of the few arab countries with diplomatic ties to israel. but president mohamed morsi belongs to the
gathering brought them here to japan. the delegates worked on their strategy to push president bashar al assad out of office and ultimately end the bloodshed. on one hand, they're strengthening sangings. on the other, they're reaffirming their support for opposition forces. nhk world's akira saheki reports. >> reporter: delegates from more than 60 countries are attending the conference, including representatives from the gulf region and the west. they've met several times before, but this is the first time they've gathered in asia. the japanese government hosted the conference to help broaden the base of international support for sanctions against syria. >> translator: the international community has been asking the syrian government to end the violence. but the assad regime is continuing the fight, ignoring the sacrifices of its people. we need to unify our efforts and put pressure on the syrian government. >> reporter: delegates are trying to do just that. they're working to strengthen existing sanctions by creating a larger coalition and improving coordination between participating co
japan nationalized three of the century senkaku islands. >>> chinese leaders are taking part in a process that's highly control and highly secretive. the meeting happens every five years. delegates will approve new policies and appoint leaders for the five years to come. >> reporter: the congress opened thursday morning in beijing's great hall of the people. it's about a ten-minute drive from our studios. i went there to watch it all unfold. 2300 delegates from across the country gathered inside the great hall of the people. he's now in the midst of giving a work report on past achievements and future goals. >> translator: the communist part has united all ethnic groups across the country and led to people. we have transformed the old underdeveloped china into a new china that's prospering every day. the unbalance of development and lack of sustainability are still evident. there are many obstacles. the disparity between urban and rural areas is wide. corruption is still a problem. >> reporter: he spoke for about 90 minutes. >> translator: let's work together to double the gr
would agree that china entered the world were to way back in 1937, july july 1937 with china and japan went to full-scale war. that fact, of course gile was not recognized by the mainstream western scholarship because most people think will work to start the september 1st 1939 with german panzer is rolling into land. so in that sense china was into the war much earlier, so it lasts longer. on the other hand, well or to was basically a fully mechanized and large component style war which really did not happen in china perce. the war in china was important to much larger parts of the world only after pearl harbor. so when the war in china, which had been going on for the good part of for years suddenly became part of the global war, and when china officially became allied with that on the great britain but also the united states was prominently. so there is sort of a axes of democracy against the axis of evil turn we will work to. so that is the issue. however, china's role in world war ii, in theory, should be very important because a pro harbor because china,
in cutting greenhouse gases. delegates from japan will not vote to extend the protocol. the country's unlikely to achieve a promise 25% cut in emissions by 2020. >> translator: we will consider thoroughly what japan is going to say during further negotiations. we'd like to play an active role. japanese representatives are expected to highlight that the nation contributed $1.74 billion in aid to developing countries above the $1.5 billion it promised three years ago. the delegates will meet through the end of next week. >>> south korea's presidential hopefuls are gearing up for a fierce fight. the two front runners will launch their campaigns tuesday in their opponent strongholds. they lead a field of seven candidates. she'll make her first speech as a candidate on tuesday. she'll continue her campaign through the south western province of an oppositional territory. both candidates are touting their economic plans. south korean conglomerates have driven the country's growth. the race took an unexpected twist last week when the independent dropped out. his decision gave moon a boost i
. the nighttime view in japan's ancient capital draws the crowds. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protesters in egypt are digging in and vowing not to budge until the country's president bows to their demands. they brought down hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. now they're threatening to topple his successor, mohamed morsi. egyptians started rallying last week after president morsi expanded his powers. young people in opposition parties that ousted the mubarak government last year have been occupying tahrir square in central cairo. some of them helped elect morsi. security forces stormed the square wednesday and fired tear gas. protesters threw stones. one of them told nhk they will demonstrate until morsi reverses his decision or resigns. the president announced constitutional amendments last week making it impossible for judicial courts to overturn his decisions. the protests against him have spread to other cities in egypt. demonstrators reportedly clashed with supporters of morsi's party, the muslim brotherhood. many people are believed to have been injured. these are the latest public
. think about u.s., china, japan. number one, number two, number three economies, all in asia pacific. zhao says the potential for conflict remains but the flash points have shifted. >> before there were two historically so-called hot spots may bring the two powers to war, one, korea peninsula, and the other, taiwan strait. but there are two other points now, one east china sea, east sea and two, south china sea. >> the professor says chinese leaders will act more aggressively as their confidence grows. chinese officials will select a new leadership after the u.s. presidential vote. zhao says it will be important for new leaders of both countries to work on creating mechanisms to avoid military confrontation. >> i always say that the current, relatively stable circumstances is a result of co-management of beijing and washington. the dispute is east sea or in south china sea may still need the -- some kind of cooperation or even co-management between ey to establish peace and stability in the asia pacific lies in thands of the next u.s. president. in a short while, we will know who wil
 and through the japan homeland. but by the end of 1943 to 44 particularly after the battle o the philippines. so the land route which was urgently planned by china have become much less significant. so that's why it is very mplex. >> professor why did you plan the attack in china in 1937? >> that is a long story. to make it short, both japan an china were military and economically in the 1930's and japan has a very different national psyche than the chinese. there are big, divided and deeply torn between the communist movement and the nationalist movement. japan is much more unified and much more insecure because the? ze of the nation and also because of its ambition which i bickel, japan also had a very strong -- was impacted by the german experience in world wa ii, and so they believed german seek to the dhaka was defeated in world war i because the lack of a lot of territorial possession overseas which would ovide the industrial mission ? japan w
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